Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Everton beat Leicester City 4-2 in an enthralling Premier League clash to keep their faint hopes of Champions League qualification alive.
An unbelievable first half started with Tom Davies netting after just 30 seconds, the joint-fastest Premier League goal this season.
But goals from Islam Slimani and Marc Albrighton ensured Leicester, who made five changes ahead of their huge Champions League quarter-final away to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, were ahead by the time the match reached the 10-minute mark.
Everton fought back, though, Lukaku heading in midway through the half to score for a seventh consecutive home league game.
Another aerial effort, this time from Phil Jagielka, had Ronald Koeman’s men in front at half time, before Lukaku’s 23rd top-flight goal of the season sealed victory after the break.
Everton had only collected one point from crucial away matches with Liverpool and Manchester United coming into the game, but have now won seven home league fixtures in a row.
Koeman’s men move level on points with sixth-placed Arsenal – who have played three games fewer – and seven behind Manchester City in fourth, while Leicester stay 11th after manager Craig Shakespeare’s six-match winning streak since taking charge came to an end.
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